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Tag Archives: Mental health

• Depressed? Good News Research: Booze Doesn’t Cause the Blues

Depressed? Good News Research: Booze Doesn’t Cause the Blues

The long-held belief that alcohol causes depression has been debunked by researchers in Perth. Professor Osvaldo Almeida, of The University of Western Australia’s School of Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, says there is a widely-held assumption that alcohol caused people to become depressed, particularly if consumed excessively. “Even one of the diagnoses we have for depressive […]

• ‘Predrinking’ Nearly Doubles Booze Consumption

‘Predrinking’ Nearly Doubles Booze Consumption

Many young people knock back a few drinks before going out to a bar, a practice sometimes called “predrinking” or “frontloading.” But a new study finds that they consume nearly twice as much alcohol as others and have more unfortunate incidents such as blackouts. The research, conducted in Switzerland, adds to existing knowledge about the […]

• Why alcohol is better, and cheaper, than couples therapy

Why alcohol is better, and cheaper, than couples therapy

“Maintain your relationship with booze, not fake docs . Therapy is expensive. I also hate it. I feel weird speaking so frankly when we’re not both lying down and I detest rock gardens (one of my earliest memories of marriage counseling — not my own). Psychologists aren’t real doctors — cue the comments — and […]